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Referendum 'no different to Scotland', Crimea minister says

Crimea's new information minister has told ITV News that the planned referendum on Sunday is no different to the situation in Scotland and Catalonia.

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Russian general and Nato chairman 'discuss Ukraine'

Russia's top general spoke to the chairman of Nato's Military Committee by telephone today about the situation in Ukraine, the Interfax news agency reported, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

General Valery Gerasimov discussed "the state of Russia-Nato relations and the current situation in Ukraine" with Nato General Knud Bartels, according to the report.

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